fallen, in the forest

Las acacias dir. Pablo Giorgelli (2011, 82′) If ever a notion of writing formulated while drunk and likely brandishing a firearm sparked a radical change in the way stories are told, it would have to be Hemingway’s ‘iceberg theory.’ In an interview with George Plimpton for The Paris Review, Hemingway describes his approach as a… More fallen, in the forest

study in summer, one

At the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires. Sunday sloth, street markets, children toddling like ducks. Bicycles. A heat so intense that the smell of these flowers took on a physical form.

the road not taken

It’s no secret that I’m terrible with directions. It takes me an inordinately long time to orient myself in a new city, particularly one not organized around a numbered grid, à la New York. But it was a surprise even to me that I managed to get lost inside a building on my way to… More the road not taken

the best-laid plans

A veces, no siempre, leo los horóscopos. Leo todos los horóscopos, y no solamente el que corresponde a mi signo. Por supuesto que no creo en astros ni en presagios. Pero me gusta ver lo imprevisible que puede llegar a resultar la vida de las personas. Sometimes, not always, I read the horoscopes. I read… More the best-laid plans

where credit is due.

Chilean “antipoet” (and physicist, and mathematician) Nicanor Parra was awarded the Premio Cervantes yesterday. One of the most prestigious in the Spanish language, the prize recognizes an author’s lifelong contribution to letters; there can be little question that, in the course of his 97 years, Parra has had a profound effect on the way poetry… More where credit is due.